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Jan 22, 2014 5:30am PST
. today, u.s.emarks secretary of state john kerry underlines the fact it was no way syrian president bashar al-assad could be part of any transition government. saying his excessive use of violence against his people made him illegitimate. in his speech, the syrian foreign minister pointedly said no one but the syrians would decide if their president was legitimate or not. >> no one in the world has the right to give legitimacy or withdraw legitimacy from a , a government, constitution, a law or anything in syria but syrians. this is the constitutional right of the syrian people. what will be agreed upon here, no matter what it is, will be subject to a referendum. we have a mandate to present the will of the people, not to determine their fate. >> we want to know if there are syrian partners in this room who would be able to -- stop being part of assad's the location and become an independent delegation like ours. i wouldn't call on this gem -- delegation to sign the geneva text for all of the powers will be transferred, including the executive, military, and judicial powers. this wo
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 2:00am EST
. >> insults and apologies from the israeli defence minister. comments aimed at john kerry labelled offensive. >> governor chris christie admitting mistakes had been made. a series of scandals overshadowing the state of state address. >> up, up and away. colour files the sky as a massive kite festival takes place. >> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm thomas drayton, good to have you with us. >> we begin with a school shooting. police in ros wall say a seventh grader walked into a gym and opened fire. hundreds attended a vigil in roswell. an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were surrounded at the bereneder middle school. the victims were airlifted to hospital. the 11-year-old boy is in critical condition. the 13-year-old girl is stable. the suspect, a 12-year-old boy, is under arrest. his identity has not been released because of his age. a stupid who witnessed the shooting said the suspect snuck the shotgun into school in a musical instrument case. we'll have more on that shooting throughout the morning. >> the obama administration is responding to critical comments from a top israeli of
Al Jazeera America
Jan 16, 2014 1:00pm EST
minutes, we are expecting the u.s. secretary of state john kerry to give a statement. >>> the trial of four hezbollah suspects accused of killing the former lebanese prime minister are being tried in the hague in their absence. >>> the syrian rebel group says it was behind a car bombing in northern lebanon that left three people dead. the attack was in the town that is a hezbollah strong hold. >>> the word from the united nations human rights office is the number of extra judicial killings by groups in rebel-eld areas is soaring. rupert you are in geneva. apologies if we have to interrupt this to take john kerry. i hope you will have the patience to stay with us, and perhaps comment on what he has to say. but for those who don't understand the legal terminology here, because we are talking about something that is a juicishal phrase, what is an extra judicial killing? >> it's a killing that takes place in a [ inaudible ] the united nations is not in favor of the death penalty, period, but it is necessary in certain situations, but only as the result of a proper legal procedure, and o
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 11:00pm EST
latest wave of violence in iraq. tonight secretary of state john kerry talks to me about america's foreign policy and the president. >> sooner, rather than later, the united states will pay a heavy price for our noninvolvement. >> missile launch scandal - dozens in charge of nuclear war heads are under scrutiny. >> west virginia violations - the government report after the chemical leak raises questions about the company behind the accident and the facility holding the toxic material. >> plus flight formation - why do birds travel in v patterns. tonight the surprising answer. >> we begin with what can only be described as hope, hope that an american soldier held against his will since 2009 is alive. he is army sergeant bo bergdahl, who vanished from his base in afghanistan more than four years ago. he's believed to be held by fighters linked to taliban. >> today word of proof of life, the military says it has video showing him. when and where it was taken is unknown. in a statement the military said this: >> reacting to the video the bergdahl family released this statement: def con
PBS
Jan 23, 2014 5:00am PST
ago the mentoring police officer to oregon this year as secretary of state john kerry have asked texas to delay the execution. a move condemned by the goddess firmly. we're here to remind the to the true victim is in this time. and two. to warn the that. john kerry has no rights. it's been a lot of change the law to the supreme court. nikki's over to the international community i hope to travel to the us to cite final goodbyes to my ears from the cabinet is nice to be stacked came through mexico had objected to the executioner and their international bowl claiming to mayo had never been told that these legal right to seek help from the mexican consulate. in egypt at least five police officers have been killed in an attack on the security checkpoint south of cairo. two others were also injured on badly in the turn of the nice with some hundred km from the capital. egypt's interior ministry said all motorcyclists opened fire on the check point. attacks on security forces have increased since islam is present mohamad mostly was arrested but at least two hundred and fifty police and
PBS
Jan 20, 2014 7:00pm PST
out the syrian opposition. you heard. for instance the years sectors to him later. john kerry say that of course this process should end with the ouster of this odd to think he's not sincere ones. you know the hidden temple and asked for that. since two years all of these the commission's view of anyone that uses the phrase on the planet. without him that price. under those conditions. what did they give us the syrian people from russia to a committee can. into the streets. when we where in the future. his insights here. i think that's been all that is dying off others to decide until it makes it so broader chess game. doors and our guide me your thoughts on why john kerry the secretary of state has invested so much energy since there were is that the rest of us air strikes against syria which never happened of course. on the part of us in some of its partners including france why he's invested so much energy meeting with the russian several times going to to switzerland on numerous occasions. i mean quite frankly i think just that that the war has been an utter disaster for the r
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 12:00pm EST
, in fact he has said he wants to run for president again. so john kerry this morning spoke directly to what he thought has to happen. >> the right to lead a country does not come from torture, nor barrel bombs, nor scud missiles. it comes from the consent of the people. and it's hard to imagine how that consent could be forthcoming at this point in time. >> and in response the syrian foreign minister looked around the room and pointed at countries supporting the syrian opposition, he said you are using your western dollars, and petrochemical dollars in response to the middle eastern countries, and then waved his finger at john kerry and say how dare you say what we can or can't do. >> translator: no one, mr. kerry, in the world has the right to -- to give legitimacy or to withdraw legitimacy from a president, a government, a constitution or a law or anything in syria but syrians. this is the right of the syrian people and it is their constitutional duty what will be agreed upon here no matter what it is, will be subject to a popular referendum. >> in response the u.s. said that assad a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 3:00am EST
between the u.s. and russia. we'll hear from john kerry, and the russian prime minister sergei lavrov. then the interesting bit. we hear from the two parties in syria. we hear from the syrian side. from the long-standing foreign minister of syria, and then we here from the president of the coalition of the syrian opposition. all of that comes in the next hour. >> some 44 will speak at the opening. how much can be done at this conference about iran though. >> well what i think will happen first is there's all of these international participants saying how much is invested in the process, and this is the only route to piece. they don't really have a plan b. that's what you hear from the international participants. then all of the roadshow moves to geneva, to the u.n. headquarters in geneva. and that is where - it will be a smaller gathering, the two sides around the table. the syrian opposition and government. that's where they get to all the big questions. the idea of the u.n. and the arab league comes up with the end of this, with the government made up of part of the opposition and p
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 10:00am EST
john kerry saying this is just the begin. what we really saw today was the deep rivalry between the syrian government and the saudi government, which is by extension the rivalry in the region, and to a certain extent the war in syria has become a proxy war. we hear the foreign minister say -- he didn't actually name saudi arabia, but he did hint and say the countries and delegates sitting here are responsible for the bloodshed in my country and the quote terrorism in my country. the saudi foreign minister saying that the iranian revolutionary guards need to withdraw from syria. so we need a consensus between these two regional powerhouses if we're going to see agreement on the house, but there's no doubt the international community wants this process to begin and reach some sort of outcome. it's not going to be an easy task. we saw the very best to discredit the opposition saying they don't have a political agenda for the future, and stressing time and time again that the war in syria is one against terrorism. on the other hand you have the syrian opposition chief saying we are here
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 5:00am EST
give money. that is going on in kuwait. a donor conference. secretary of state john kerry and ban ki-moon is among those present, and bernard smith. what pledges have been made so far? >> well, there has been extraordinary numbers bandied around, not at least the 4 million syrians depended on u.n. aid in syria. the hopes of the conference, the kuwaities offered $500 million, first off the mark. the secretary of state john kerry offered $380 million on behalf of the u.s. government, and that already is getting close what was pledged a year ago, which was $1.5 billion. they are looking for that, $6.5 billion. >> one of the problems is that not all the money that is pledged actually gets paid. apparently 20% or 30% is outstanding from the last conference and this is worrying the u.n. chief ban ki-moon. >> well, i spoke to the u.n. representatives early on. they say now they have 80% of the money pledged last year. they are obviously knocking on doors and chasing up the outstanding funds, because it's all very well pledging the money, but the u.n. needs the cash in hand, to buy emergency
Al Jazeera America
Jan 14, 2014 11:00pm EST
officials, when the israeli official described secretary of state john kerry as obsessive when it came to peace in the middle east. the white house called it offensive. >> there's no sign of a breakthrough in the ratest round of israeli palestine peace talks. the israeli defence minister says the process is a waste of time, blaming the u.s. secretary of state. according to israel's largest newspaper he said during a private conversation: >> as for the talks himself, he was just as displaysive. >> there's no allegations with the palestinians. americans are holding negotiations with us and in parallel with the palestinians. we are the only side to give anything. the release of murderers and the palestinians have given nothing. >> the obama administration was not pleased. >> we find the remarks. defence minister to be defensive and inappropriate, given all that the united states has done to support israel's security needs, and will continue to do. >> late on tuesday there was an apology to john kerry, saying he didn't mean to cause offense. the comment were made because he doesn't like a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 1:00pm EST
. >>> it is now 1:00 eastern time, you are listening to secretary of state john kerry talking about the ongoing crisis in syria. he has been speaking for about 20 minutes concerning the negotiations going on in switzerland right now. we rejoin the secretary of state. >> it is up to all of us to make sure that geneva or one of the parallel tracks works. and i'm not going to talk about the possibilities of it not finding some road forward. >> iran was disinvited because they did not endorse the geneva communique, but neither does tht syrian government. iran is almost as much a part of the conflict as the syrian government. can you really expect to make progress without finding a way to involve iran at some point? and i just spent months in the region, and everybody i spoke to said there is no way that things will get better if you don't get iran and saudi arabia to talk to each other. how can you help facilitate that? >> i'm not going to go into the details, but obviously we're very aware of the need for a number of specific countries to be able to contribute to a solution, rather than to
Al Jazeera America
Jan 23, 2014 1:00am EST
state john kerry's assertion that syria's president bashar al-assad has lost legitimacy. >> translation: we have come here as representatives of the people and the state. yes, but no one - no one, mr kerry, in the world has the right to give legitimacy or to withdraw legitimacy from a president, a government, a constitution or a law or anything in syria, but syrians. this is the right of the syrian people, and their constitutional duty. >> the syrian foreign minister refused to leave the podium despite numerous requests from u.n. chief bank -- ban-ki moon. >> can you a wrap up in one or two minutes. >> no, i can't promise you. you live in new york, i live in syria. i have the right to give the syrian version here in this forum. >> yes, of course, i do not object to that. >> this is my right. >> for more on the talks i'm joined by al jazeera america correspondent nick schifrin, who is at the talks in montreaux switzerland. good to have you back. this can't be much of a surprise. we knew going in that the u.s. and the syrian opposition felt bashar al-assad had to go, and the syrians say a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 6:00am EST
aimed at u.s. secretary of state john kerry, coming after israel's largest newspaper printed goats from moshe yarle saying secretary of state john kerry was acting out of obsessiveness. he changed his tune issuing this statement: >> the apology came after reaction from the u.s. state department. >> we find the remarks of the defence minister to be offensive and inappropriate, especially gin all the united states has done to support israel's security needs. >> israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu did not back up his defence minister, saying that the u.s. is israel's closest ally in a bid for peace. >> u.s. and india are mending ties. a senior diplomat met with india's ambassador in washington. the two countries are committed to working on a broad range of issues and they are working to move forward. the scandal began when an indian diplomat was arrested. protesters in europe thought she was mistreated. the diplomat was arrested for visa fraud and paying the housekeeper below minimum anal. >> polls reopened in egypt for the second and final day of voting. this is the scene outsi
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm EST
the table what kind of leverage does john kerry have left to bring to bear on the assad government? >> the goal of this conference is to create that transitional government and got rid of assad. but assad is doing what he wants when he wants it. he feels he has impunity, to continue this cycle of violence, continue what opposition leaders are calling barrel bombs, bombs that destroy neighborhoods, indiscriminately killing civilians. he feels he can continue to do that, kerry is trying to convince assad some how that he doesn't have that impunity. he can't continue on this violent path. so given that military option is mostly off the table, what kerry is trying to do is isolate the assad regime. the rhetoric out of this conference is new from the united states. kerry is trying to say that assad is by himself. the assad regime, the family is by himself. this is not the syrians who protect him, this is the not syrians who may represent him. this is simply one family and their determination to stay in power. kerry's goal and the u.s. officials i talk to, their goal is to isolate him so
Al Jazeera America
Jan 23, 2014 11:30am EST
off the table what kind of leverage does john kerry have left to bring to bare on the assad government? >> i think it's the key question. the goal of this conference is to create the transitional government and get rid of assad, but in reality assad is doing what he wants when he wants. and he feels like he has impunity to continue what opposition leaders are calling barrel bombs, and so he feels like he can continue to do that, to the u.s. is trying to find a pressure point, trying to convince assad somehow that he can't continue on this violent path. so given that that military option is mostly off of the table, what kerry is trying to do is isolate the assad regime. the rhetoric is new from the united states. you understand that kerry is trying to say, assad is by himself. the family and the regime are by themselves. this is not syria, this is simply one family and their determination to stay in power, and kerry's goal is is to isolate him so much diplomatically that he feels he can't continue that violence. and isolate him so much that iran and russia feel they can't con
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 2:00pm EST
trying to bring a deal to syria. a short time ago secretary of state john kerry was saying that bashar al-assad cannot remain the leader of syria. >> you cannot have peace. you cannot have stability. you cannot restore syria. you cannot save syria. from disintegration as long as bashar al-assad remains in power. >> those who are behind the acts of terrorists, terrorism in syria should choose between an arsonist or fireman. they cannot be both at the same time. >> and nick schifrin is in montreux, switzerland, tonight. tough talk from both sides of the controversy. >> reporter: yes, absolutely a chasm between both sides. but the goal from the u.s. point of view is the same, and that is to try to end the violence inside syria. ththey are convinced that the oy way to do that is to convince assad that he does not have impunity to keep on committing acts of violence. the first way is to threaten or use any kind of military action. president obama has made it very clear he has no intention to do that at least any time soon. diplomats here are trying to isolate syria diplomatically, trying to
PBS
Jan 22, 2014 7:00pm PST
it is safe. john kerry addressing reporters in montrose switzerland they want to geneva to peace talks peace talks where for the very first time in three years. you have rivals syrians allegations attending as you heard. it's been fractious it's been fractious from the get go in just couple of minutes. it will be the topic of the false event gets debate of the two sides agreeing to sit down agree on precious little else in fact is beginning to the nitty gritty of actual negotiating there are doubts about how it will go. the un and arab league on whitlock start for the meat. tomorrow i'm going to meet them separate. see how best we can move. do we go straight on friday into one room and start discussing or do we don't need to do more. separately. i don't know. not all doom and gloom though says locke start bringing the um he says that said both of syria's warring sides are prepared to discuss improving access for its supplies prisoner swaps and local cease fire so there already. there are topics on which of the two sides can talk. let's go to mt renowned corresponding jones eric a
CNN
Jan 22, 2014 2:00pm PST
peace talks got caught up in the war of words. >> reporter: the war of words started early. john kerry laying down a marker. >> that bashar al assad will not be part of that transition government. there is no way, no way possible in the imagination that the man who has led the brutal response to his own people could regain the legitimacy to govern. >> reporter: syria's foreign minister muallem lashed out against the syrian opposition, gulf states, and turkey, accusing them all of helping his country fall victim to terrorism. but he saved some of his most intense bitterness for the u.s. secretary of state. >> senator kerry, no one, nobody in the world, has the right to legitimize a president or a constitution or a law or anything in syria except the syrian people themselves. >> reporter: the u.n.'s usually mild-mannered secretary-general, tried repeatedly to end the 30-minute tirade. >> prime minister, i'm sorry to -- can you just -- 20 minutes. no more than 20 minutes. >> mr. kerry, you spoke 25 minutes. >> how much do you have left now? >> i think five, ten minutes. >> reporter: but the mini
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2014 3:00am PST
second -- john kerry. weep sit next to john kerry for fine innings in the final game of the world series -- >> and you can be don't talk. >> no, i'm just saying. and we're hucking and we're high fiving and it's this wonderful moment that we're saying and then he goes off and strikes a deal with iran that i say is going to be the end of the world. >> i'm just saying, this is how grownups operate. if john kerry thought me sitting next to him at the world series forfo for four hours or for one moment would stop me from commenting about a plan that i think is horrible, then john kerry doesn't know me. and you know, what john kerry hasn't complained. he's a pro. chris christie hasn't complained. people should reaction and not read the fitter context. >> he's a dynamic political figure. and one that has within talked about for potential of 2016. he is now at the front of the republican governor's association, which was going to be a great found'sal launching pad and get people to know him. when you think about great leadership, sfu expect that to come with casting a great vision, callin
FOX News
Jan 17, 2014 3:00pm PST
here in the united states. >> secretary of state john kerry at an event was asked about the hold-up, and he cited the environmental impact study. >> i can promise our friends in canada that all the appropriate effort is put into trying to get this done effectively and rapidly, and you know, my hope is that before long, that analysis will be available. and then my work begins. >> nearly a year ago, kerry also tried reassuring the canadians. >> i don't want to pin down precisely when, but i assure you in the near term. >> in a hearing yesterday with gina mccarthy, deb fisher hammered administration energy regulations and policies. >> americans can only expect even higher energy prices and greater job losses. countries that have made shifts away from fossil fuels are now finding such policy positions to be untenable. >> polls taken last year show the american people support the project by more than two to one. with a weak jobs report last week, supporters say it's a no-brainer. but for the president, that would create conflict with a key componeabout of his base. >> mike emanuel live o
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 4:00pm EST
if they can sit down for talks on friday. secretary of state john kerry said peace efforts are far from over. >> what you see between the opposition and the assad regime will not be the full measure of effort being extended in order to try to find a solution here. without going into detail i would say to you that lots of different avenues to be pursued, including continuous support. >> nick schifrin joins us from montreux, switzerland. my good innocenc goodness, therp difference on day one. >> reporter: bashar al-assad refuses to consider stepping down from power. he's even talking about running again even though the stated goal of this conference, the goal that his delegation has accepted is to remove him from pow and turn in a transitional government. he's dismissing that idea. u.s. officials are pushing back against that. given the gap, given the difference between these two sides the u.s. and others are having a hard time to find small steps towards peace. >> in a conference, two sides yelling at each other. the man is a pro government journalist, the woman is anti-government.
CNN
Jan 22, 2014 1:00am PST
under way, secretary of state john kerry is there. but some key players are not. we are live with the developing story next. >>> breaking news now from switzerland where world leaders have gathered this morning. this is for a conference billed as possibly the best chance to end the war in syria. this is the first time that the assad regime and the opposition will meet face-to-face. also, there are officials from dozens of other countries. it is notable, however, who will not be there. iran. and there are real questions this morning if this peace conference will accomplish anything at all. nic robertson live in switzerland this morning. nic, it's on. >> reporter: john, you know, we've been listening to speeches by u.n. secretary-general and russian foreign minister, secretary of state john kerry and then we heard from the syrian foreign minister, he was given 20 minutes to speak. he spoke for 34 minutes. the u.n. secretary-general had to interrupt him three times to get him to stop speaking and to stick to the agenda. a lot of vitriol pointing the pictures at the arab nations. not
Al Jazeera America
Jan 16, 2014 11:00pm EST
. >> putting pressure on syria. secretary of state john kerry's strong words to both sides. >> plus, helping the homeless. a physician who goes block to block to make them healthier. >> a new development involving chris christie. the question is who ordered several lanes closed on george washington bridge in september. the order was political payback aimed at a small-town mayor who refused to endorse chris christie's re-election bid. >> target security breach seems to be part of a broader and highly sophisticated scan. according to a report from a firm, the malware affected numerous retailers. a breach at the store come promised information for tens of millions of customers. i talked to science and technology consumer jake ward about it. what new information have we learnt about the target breach? >> it's clear that there was probably an inside person on this. various analysts who look at this noticed a number of things about the point of sales software that was used to scrape credit card information. and one of the most interesting things is a big chunk of this stuff, a lot of code seems to
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 10:00am EST
washington, d.c., where u.s. secretary of state john kerry is taking questions on syria. let's listen in to what he is saying. >> what we may be able to do to increase the pressure and further change the calculation, and i think we have made that clear to the russian foreign min and others, nor are other players short of an ability to have an impact here. so i think they can bluster, protest, put out disportions, the bottom line is we are going to geneva to implement geneva 1 and if assad doesn't do that, he will invite greater response from various people in various ways over a greater period of time. so i'm not particularly surprised that he is trying to divert this. he has been doing this for months, trying to make himself the protector of syria against extremists, when he himself has even been funding some of those extremists, and purposefully seeding territory to them to make them more of a problem so he can make the argument that he is somehow the protector of them. nobody is going to be fooled by this process the foreign minister has stated, they are supporting the geneva 1 commun
CNN
Jan 22, 2014 2:00am PST
in switzerland where a peace conference is under way. secretary of state john kerry is saying there's no way bashar al assad will be part of the government there. the syrian foreign minister responding saying only the syrians can decide if assad is the legitimate leader. dozens are in syria for this conference where the government is face-to-face with the assad regime. >>> a state of emergency in thailand. a serious situation mass protests spent on toppling the government are paralyzing parts of bangkok. this follows weeks of deadly clashes. opponents want the prime minister to step aside calling her a corrupt puppet of the former leader ousted in 2006. the emergency decree could lead to curfews and bans on public gatherings. thai officials have ruled out using force. >>> dow futures lower. dow hit with disappointing earnings. finished 44 points lower. s&p and nasdaq higher. in europe, frankfurt and paris higher. in asia, the nikkei finishing with gain. arabian markets benefitting from the bank of china's moves to ease fears of a credit crunch. here in the u.s., we're watching
CNN
Jan 23, 2014 2:00am PST
to the talks. secretary of state john kerry insisting peace is not possible if syria's president remains in power, and that's not sitting well with the syrians. >> there is no one who has done more to make syria a magnet for terrorists than bashar al assad. >> the statements and the speeches of most of those who took the floor today did not encourage the national political dialogue. >> formal face-to-face talks are tentatively scheduled to begin tomorrow, but the big news today, overnight, this new audio message from al qaeda leader ayman al zawahiri, and that's significant because it may play into bashar al assad's scheme. he says he's fighting against al qaeda elements in syria. this may bolster his arguments. >> really interesting stuff there. >>> all right in ukraine this morning, there is a tense standoff between the protesters and the government a day after at least three people were killed in explosive clashes. those protesters are demanding the president call early elections by the end of today. they're promising they will take action if their demands are not met. both si
Univision
Jan 20, 2014 5:35am PST
situación en michoacan, john kerry dice que si está preocupado por lo que sucede en esa entidad, alejandro roldán univisión >> la violencia en méxico tiene otras cámaras, como esta en que un para de sujetos suben a un bus, escogen a una mujer para robar su cartera, tenemos las imágenes y las reacciones >> el momento es violento la cámara de seguridad en el transporte público de guadalajara capta el instante cuando esta mujer es gopeada por uno de los 2 ladrones que suben a la unidad >> la grabación ocurrida en la ruta 641 comienza cuando los sospechosos entran al camion y el que va atrás amenaa al chofer con su alma, su complice se adelanta y aprovecha para tratar de quitarl e la bolsa a esta mujer y la tunde a golpes. [golpes] >> luego el otro sospechoso se une al jaloneo sin logarr su objetivo, sin ayuda de nadie la mujer nunca suelta sus pertenencias, los sospechosos de dan por vencido, la mujer pide protección, el chofer cierra las puertas arrancan, es el pan nuestr ocada día, como este hombre que sufrió 2 ocasioens de robo >> es impactante, porque uno no se lo e
PBS
Jan 22, 2014 3:00pm PST
future and the role of the country's president bashar al-assad, secretary of state john kerry didn't back away from washington's longheld position that the aim of this conference was to carry out the so-called geneva 1 communique of 2012. >> bashar assad will not be part of that transition government. there is no way... no way possible in the imagination, that the man who has led the brutal response to his own people could regain the legitimacy to govern. one man and those who have supported him can no longer hold an entire nation and a region hostage. >> reporter: and the head of the opposition syrian national council insisted all parties must accept that stance, or there's no point in talking. >> ( translated ): any talk of assad staying in power in any form will be a derailment of geneva 1 path, so we insist that we are not in any position to discuss anything in the negotiations before these issues are decided upon within a specific time frame. >> reporter: the saudi arabian foreign minister, whose government funnels money and arms to the rebels, was equally firm. >> ( translated
PBS
Jan 21, 2014 12:00am PST
point he made in his -- the nominating speech for john kerry. you know, that we are one nation. not red, not blue -- >> he was disabused of that in one day! (laughs) >> rose: well, my point is does he still think that somehow it's possible or as he simply finally said "i was living in a dreamland. it's not possible." >> no, he would not say "i was living in a dreamland." presidents don't use that kind of language ant themselves and neither do most human beings. no, reality intruded. as we now know, as we now know from other journalism, the first day of the new administration there were meetings on the hill between and among republican leaders who pledged to block the obama administration at every turn. so this is -- this is a sign of how different the political parties are now. go back to lyndon johnson. there used to be a republican party that was ideologically diverse. there were liberal republicans; there were centrist republicans; and there certainly were conservative and hard-line republicans. the democratic party was diverse. >> rose: but there was also wall street and mainstream
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 2:00am EST
groups to be there as well. why is rosalyn jordan has more from the state department. >> john kerry focusing on terrorism. he called it an attempt to change history and said it wouldn't work. >> it defies like to imagine that those who cited this monstrosity, 83thed it. how they could move many beyond a certain future is beyond any kind of like and defense. >> the ser prien minister when he accepted the report to go to exrt. letter of invitation simply for reason that they are in conflict with the legal and political position of the state of yirs. >> users mrs. won on the pr general simply, mean tomorrow, to decide whether to partnerships in the piece conference. the united states for these reasons urges a positive vote. >> it is important for all sides to deal in a common goal. >> if assad regime is rejecting these principles, we need you to say you're coming and nobody's cps. >> seek more humanitarian aid for the hundreds of thousands of displaced yrnz both inside and outside the country. there is a question about whether the conference can make a difference in the neerlg three year long c
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2014 7:45pm EST
river. earlier today secretary of state john kerry was at a joint news conference with his counterparts from canada and mexico. they are holding talks on the north american free trade agreement or nafta and during the conversation and the conference there they were also asked about the keystone xl pipeline which crosses the canadian border. secretary kerry responded to questions about the situation in syria. >> a question for secretary kerry. sir, after you became secretary of state, he made the point repeatedly that it was important to change bashar al-assad's to elation in order to achieve a political solution at geneva ii and almost a year later it's fair that the assad regime believes his position is stronger than ever. in his letter to the united nations this eerie and foreign minister minister will be leaving the debt delegation to geneva ii suggest the purpose of going to geneva ii us to fight terrorism and not discuss the political transition in effect he says some points in the invitation the syrian government received from the u.n. are quote in conflict with the legal and poli
PBS
Jan 16, 2014 3:00am PST
statements he made criticizing us secretary of state john kerry what the israeli defense had termed obsessive and miss ionic attempts to bring about an israeli palestinian peace deal. the us state department called the comments offensive and inappropriate. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu scrambled to defuse the situation explaining that the two countries were working together to promote peace and that any disagreements with the us administration were not personally know god has opened the door. even when we have disagreements with the united states. they always contain the natural and and on all personal history of cooperating with the united states president the vice president to visit again. and with the secretary of state for the meal making f a c note is to promote peace and security and stability in the region will work on. the a similar goal the military has been on a diplomatic plates in recent weeks and months to persuade israel and the palestinians to agree on an outline proposal addressing the core issues of their conflicts israel's videos are enough newspaper re
PBS
Jan 18, 2014 8:00pm PST
the specified by us. they said to john kerry that's where the raucous will fly from. this is about ninety along with this from the va this point here. this report basically does not lay blame on any side and does not say whether there were those with the rebels cork from these attacks using chemicals but what it does though it's a series without a doubt that the quality of intelligence and asked why the us authorities he was what seems to be incomplete or even flawed intelligence data to the voice their concerns and if we remember what us state secretary john kerry sat back then the claims were quite solid high confidence. this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts also of this report speculates that one point that it could've been the strong data could be you was in a similar fashion as to be a talk on iraq one that role information was used as a pretext to launch a military operation. official washington hasn't yet responded to this latest report by the mit researchers as i am afraid is in syria the country is turning into a major drug producer with both rebels and a
PBS
Jan 16, 2014 11:00am PST
while. the us. the but the ticket. our. checks the road. batista said katrina john kerry has got it in for help in the fight to secure state contractor on the crows has been held in cuba since two thousand nine hundred and eighty two a kerry has made a torrent of dieting and held talks with their secretary of state which has been centered on the commons middle east during meetings ulcer race issue up to two a sub contractor was serving a fifteen year sentence for crimes against the state vatican has relatively good as my decorations to come back which increases to maintain the visit of pope john paul the second the moment releasing toxins released in the sixty four year old alan gross was on a mission to connect to the small jewish community to the internet. the cuban government has indicated that us said it earned five c mince pies and eternal progress is freedom cory to us. acting deputy assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere. chris has said he lost a hundred ounces the imprisonment and has arthritis. it also allowed to leave itself from the one hour a day. retired de
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2014 2:30am PST
apologizing for some harsh comments about secretary of state john kerry. that official, mosha yallon blasted kerry's efforts to broker a middle east peace deal. he said sec kerry "operates from an incomprehensible obsession and a sense of messiahism and he can't teach me anything about the conflict with the palestinians." he went on to say "the only thing that might save us is if john kerry wins the nobel prize and leaves us be." the remarks triggered a tough response from the white house and state department as well, which called them offensive and inappropriate. the defense minister later issued a statement saying he apologized if the secretary was offended. >>> the husband of a pregnant and brain-dead woman is suing the hospital that is keeping her ali alive. erick munoz filed an emergency motion to take his wife, marlise, off life support. he says his wife made it very clear she did not want to be kept alive in that state. now, the hospital says it cannot do that, citing that a texas law prohibiting hospitals from withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining treatment from a pregna
PBS
Jan 22, 2014 8:00pm PST
secretary of state john kerry doesn't see any way forward on the syrian leader bashar on site gives up power the latest on these topics. just ahead the former governor of virginia. he and his wife have been and i get the feds say these legally accepted gifts from a wealthy donor is this government corruption or politics as usual will dive into that hat the company behind can see crunch the candy crime saga has trademarked the word candy and then the tech companies from using the word in other games clothing almost everywhere else but to really own the word candy more on that later. michelle is a fan. yet the wet day in january to twenty seconds five pm here in washington d c. i'm liz longer watching rt america. begin today with the latest on the conflict in syria. efforts to find a peaceful resolution in the bloody civil war hit a roadblock today at the geneva to talks in switzerland the last call for presentation on assets that down to me and a three year war that has resulted in over a hundred thousand deaths but syria's foreign minister accused other nations of funding extremism in
PBS
Jan 22, 2014 5:30am PST
the peace talks will be coming here such as the secretary of state for the us john kerry and does a lot of speculation about whether john kerry and his son ron hardy will meet e a place to place on the sidelines of the meeting the state department and the us is the norm coleman single rolling it out if it happened of course it would have implications of positive ones that would be staying for middle east peace talks but also it would be leaves represent a boring and what is being very frosty relations between the iran and the us. juggling know that there are plenty of big names attending but was appointed few big names known present and this yet tell us more about that. the driver got about forty world leaders coming but many a state away and that's the biggest surprises judgment shown flying to america was how awful the day in europe decided not to come even before the recent skiing accident. she's been turning up the beauty of the id to get that sort of confidence building speeches about the euro as art recovery someone not coming she's clearly sending a message that she believes
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am EST
are under way after three years of war in syria. secretary of state john kerry said there's no way that bashar al-assad can be part of a transitional government. >> in ukraine three demonstrators have been killed during clashes with riot place in kiev. >> and lawyers are pushing for a 70-year-old murder conviction to be overturned. prosecutors say it shouldn't happen, for the youngest person executed. >> and a lack of standards for children who are home-schooled. >> i'm meteorologist nicole mitchell. the cold air is moving out and back in. >> richelle carey and i are back with you in 2.5 minutes, we leave you with a look at a suburb in pennsylvania. the roads clearer, but still a lot of snow. animals because somebody wants to shoot one of them? what happens when they say they want to shoot a mountain gorilla or an aidsian elephant? >> dangerous road. let me say that if these folks at the safari club are so interested, they want to contribute to the good programs, they don't need to link their contribution to the notion of killing an individual animal. give them money. >> that's wha
CNN
Jan 15, 2014 2:00am PST
how broad that is. watch for apple today. >>> breaking news right now. secretary of state john kerry has now pledged $380 million to help those displaced by the war in syria. he's in kuwait to meet with international leaders including the u.n. secretary-general. that as the defense minister is issuing a big apology for what he said about the secretary of state. moshe had seriously criticized kerry for what he called, quote, misplaced obsession and furor over the peace attempts. >>> president obama heading to north carolina saying he's committed to the economic recovery and saying it's all hands on deck. the president is expected to talk about a manufacturing hub in that state that he says san example of a private partnership that can help grow the economy and create, you know, good-paying jobs. >> that will be welcome news for a lot of people in this country. let's get a check at the forecast, indra petersons is here. >> good morning. kind of rainy, that system is moving out of here and we're dealing with a couple more systems heading on in. let's take a look at the radar system and you
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 10:00pm EST
distrucks of the syrian culture itself. he strongly rejected john kerry's assertion that assad has lost legitimacy. >> translator: we have come here as representatives of the people and the state. yes, but no one, no one, mr. kerry, in the world has the right to give legitimacy or to withdraw legitimacy from a president, a government, a constitution or a law or anything in syria but syrians. this is the right of the syrian people and it is their constitutional duty. >> the syrian foreign minister refused to leave the podium despite numerous requests from u.n. chief ban ki-moon. as he declared terrorists and foreign medaling have destroyed his -- meddling have destroyed his country. >> you live in new york. i live in syria. i have the right to give the syrian version here in this forum. >> yes, of course, you know. >> for more on the talks, i am joined by al jazeera america core response ent nick schifrin who was at the talks in problem tro switzerland. this can't be much of a surprise. we knew going in that the u.s. and the syrian opposition felt assad had to go and the syrians, of
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 11:00am PST
first day of syrian peace talks off to a rough start with secretary of state john kerry already getting to a heated exchange with syria's foreign minister over his future. >>> and you can join our conversation on twitter. find us @tam rronhall. open to i. open to ambition. open to bold ideas. that's why new york has a new plan -- dozens of tax free zones all across the state. move here, expand here, or start a new business here and pay no taxes for ten years... we're new york. if there's something that creates more jobs, and grows more businesses... we're open to it. start a tax-free business at startup-ny.com. did you run into traffic? no, just had to stop by the house to grab a few things. you stopped by the house? uh-huh. yea. alright, whenever you get your stuff, run upstairs, get cleaned up for dinner. you leave the house in good shape? yea. yea, of course. ♪ [ sportscaster talking on tv ] last-second field go-- yea, sure ya did. [ male announcer ] introducing at&t digital life. personalized home security and automation. get professionally monitored security for just $29.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 8:00pm EST
determine who is going to be the leader of syria but yet john kerry says president assad cannot remain, if they cannot get over that hurdle then what can they do, is it over? >> well, i mean, we have to keep in mind the syrian people have basically been absent in any of these discussions. i think the best possible outcome that we could hope for, you know, everybody sort of, a lot of folks want to see this as a transition period but i don't think we are there yet. i think in a most optimistic incarnation would be that somehow there is a cease fire and by cease fire the violence perpetrated and the big part coming from the regime and there is a way that the regime signs on to ceasing some of that violence and allowing aid to reach those areas where people are literally starving. >> reporter: so president assad's big ally, the iranians, at first the u.n. gave them an in into -- invitation but maybe there is another open door for iran to come back in the peace talks. what do they add to this equation? >> well, they are able to sort of walk the walk. they are one of the principal backers of the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 16, 2014 4:00pm EST
where world leaders are trying to end civil war. today john kerry urged the syrian optician to join the conference, the talks led by the u.n. and dubbed geneva two are set to begin next year. the goal is to install a transitional government in syria to help end the war there about 130,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011. >> the united states for these reasons urges a positive vote. we do so knowing that the geneva peace conference is is not the end but the beginning, the launch of a process, a process that is the best opportunity for the opposition to achieve the goals of the syrian people and the revolution. and the political solution to this terrible conflict that has taken, many, many, many, many, too many lives. >> kerry's comments come as al jazerra has obtained a letter from syria's foreign minister to man ki-moon. al jazerra dip natural i can editor james bays has more from the hague and the perth lands. >> reporter: this letter i think is important. it shows the syrian government replying to the u.n. saying, yes, we are coming to geneva. yes, here is our li
CNN
Jan 15, 2014 9:00am PST
secretary of state john kerry, after he was called obsessed and -- obsessive, rather, and mess annic by one of the u.s.' closest allies. is the apology enough. >>> and a u.s. agency using a secret technology to tap into computers not connected to the internet. those details on the "new york times" report straight ahead. >>> and better stock up on almonds, because nut prices continue to rise. five things you're going to be spending more on, and less on in 2014. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition in charge™. [ bottle ] ensure®. peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact i can go onto angie's list an
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 10:00am PST
state john kerry arrived just now in swi switzerla switzerland. it's known as geneva 2 and set to begin tomorrow. >> reporter: andrea the u.n. secretary general described this conference as a mission of hope and i think hope is the only thing this conference has going for it. it's aims are pretty straight forward and wants to stop the fighting and to establish a transitional government in syria which will represent both the opposition and supporters of the regime. the basic problem with that, i think is that nobody who's doing the fighting in syria is actually interested in finding a political settlement right now with the other side. the assad regime still talks about finding a military solution to what it calls its counter terrorism problem. and most of the armed groups in the opposition are so appalled at the idea of talking to the assad government that they are not even represented in any way here. so i don't think the aims of the conference are going to be achieved. what might get done here is that local cease fires may be negotiated in some of the towns and cities around syr
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